Report No. 24, 56th Parliament - 2019/2020 Budget Estimates

Committee's Report

The committee tabled its Report No. 24, 56th Parliament - 2019-2020 Budget Estimates on 16 August 2019. The Bills will be debated in Parliament in the coming weeks.

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View:    The broadcast of the Estimates hearing can viewed by clicking on the movie icon within the above transcript.

About the Bill

The estimates process aids the Parliament in its scrutiny of the Government’s proposed expenditure. Since 1994, committees of the Parliament have undertaken the estimates process, by examining and reporting on the proposed expenditures contained in the Appropriation Bill and the Appropriation (Parliament) Bill.

In 2019 the examination of the Appropriation Bill and the Appropriation (Parliament) Bill was considered by the seven portfolio committees.

During the estimates process each portfolio committee held a public hearing (on a day between from 23 July to 1 August 2019) at which the Speaker and Ministers (and certain senior public servants and officers) were questioned regarding the portfolio’s proposed expenditures for the relevant portfolio areas. Other Members of the Legislative Assembly who are not members of the committee also asked questions, with the leave of the committee.

At its public hearing on Tuesday, 30 July 2019, the Transport and Public Works Committee questioned the Minister for Transport and Main Roads and the Minister for Housing and Public Works, Minister for Digital Technology and Minister for Sport regarding the proposed expenditures for their portfolio areas.

Following the committee’s hearing, the committee members met, discussed the information gained and compiled a final report for tabling in Parliament. The reports are then debated by the Parliament as part of its consideration of the Appropriation Bills.


Public Hearing:          30 July 2019 - view transcript
                                    The broadcast is available to view by clicking on the movie icon within the transcript (the icon is at the start of each session).
Report tabled on:     16 August 2019 – view report

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